Prep Baseball Report

2023 Junior State Games: Data Dive, Position Players


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The 2023 Junior State Games took place October 14-15 at Holman Stadium in Vero Beach, FL. The event featured players from the 2025 class participating in a pro-style workout and three games over the two day span in front of the PBR Florida Scouting Staff.

Inside today’s Position Player Data Dive we will highlight the players with top metrics per Trackman, Blast, and Swift Athletic Testing.

Monday, we broke down the stat leaders from the more traditional categories in our Statistical Analysis. Today, we will take an even closer look at the position players in attendance with the help of our tech partners, broken down by the categories and leaderboards below.

SWIFT ATHLETIC TESTING

60-YARD DASH

Rank Name State School Class Pos 60-yd
1 Julius Rodriguez FL Miami Southridge 2025 OF 6.81 s
2 Ethan Cabrera FL ESB Academy 2025 OF 6.89 s
3 Ryan Senecal FL Jupiter 2025 C 6.94 s
4 Brady Smith FL JM Tate 2025 OF 6.98 s
5 Nicholas Curbelo FL Braden River 2025 OF 7.00 s
6 Bryce Reddick FL Timber Creek 2025 OF 7.06 s
7 Wyatt West FL Dunnellon 2025 SS 7.08 s
^ Rhys Klein FL Braden River 2025 LHP 7.08 s
8 Andrew Sheffield FL East Lake 2025 2B 7.09 s
9 Camden Pope FL Braden River 2025 SS 7.10 s
10 Danny Machado FL Archbishop McCarthy 2025 SS 7.11 s

10-YARD SPLIT

Rank Name State School Class Pos 10-yd
1 Nicholas Curbelo FL Braden River 2025 OF 1.65 s
2 Ryan Senecal FL Jupiter 2025 C 1.70 s
3 Nick Gates FL Niceville 2025 C 1.72 s
4 TJ Harley FL Lincoln 2025 C 1.73 s
5 Wyatt West FL Dunnellon 2025 SS 1.74 s
^ Brenin Striplin FL Flagler Palm Coast 2025 OF 1.74 s
^ Brady Smith FL JM Tate 2025 OF 1.74 s

Traditionally, the 60-yard dash has been the in-event standard to help measure a player's speed tool. While the measurement still has its utility, the 10-yard split has started to become more and more applicable in determining the player's burst and reaction time in-game, whether that's in the outfield or on the basepaths.


TRACKMAN

EXIT VELOCITY (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (max)
1 Nick Gates FL Niceville 2025 C 100.3 mph
2 Nicholas Oliveira FL Fletcher 2025 RHP 99.7 mph
3 Luke Anderson FL Northside Christian 2025 SS 97.1 mph
4 Brady Blanks FL Jupiter 2025 C 95.1 mph
5 Ryan Senecal FL Jupiter 2025 C 94.9 mph
6 Emmanuel Lantigua FL St. John Paul II 2025 SS 94.8 mph
7 Ethan Cabrera FL ESB Academy 2025 OF 94.2 mph
8 Wyatt West FL Dunnellon 2025 SS 93.7 mph
9 Nicholas Curbelo FL Braden River 2025 OF 93.4 mph
10 Eric Eikenberg Jr. FL WESTMINSTER CHRISTIAN PRIVATE SCHOOL, INC. 2025 2B 93.3 mph

EXIT VELOCITY (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Exit Velocity (avg)
1 Brady Blanks FL Jupiter 2025 C 89.8 mph
2 Luke Anderson FL Northside Christian 2025 SS 89.4 mph
3 Ryan Senecal FL Jupiter 2025 C 88.0 mph
4 Nick Gates FL Niceville 2025 C 86.5 mph
5 Ethan Cabrera FL ESB Academy 2025 OF 85.8 mph
6 Lucas Cinnante FL Tampa Catholic 2025 RHP 85.1 mph
7 Dominick Patruno FL Englewood 2025 RHP 85.0 mph
8 Emmanuel Lantigua FL St. John Paul II 2025 SS 84.7 mph
9 Carson Arnold FL Tampa Catholic 2025 SS 84.6 mph
10 Nicholas Oliveira FL Fletcher 2025 RHP 84.5 mph

Exit Velocity: This metric measures the speed of the ball, measured in miles per hour, as it comes off the bat at the moment of contact.

BATTED BALL DISTANCE (MAX)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Distance (max)
1 Nicholas Oliveira FL Fletcher 2025 RHP 381 ft
2 Emmanuel Lantigua FL St. John Paul II 2025 SS 373 ft
3 Nick Gates FL Niceville 2025 C 370 ft
4 Brady Blanks FL Jupiter 2025 C 363 ft
5 Julius Rodriguez FL Miami Southridge 2025 OF 353 ft
6 Nicolas Partridge FL MULBERRY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 349 ft
7 Taggert Cameron FL John Carroll Catholic 2025 SS 347 ft
8 Dominick Patruno FL Englewood 2025 RHP 345 ft
9 Luke Anderson FL Northside Christian 2025 SS 344 ft
10 Joshua Jennings FL St. Thomas Aquinas 2025 C 336 ft

SWEET SPOT%

Rank Name State School Class Pos Sweet Spot %
1 Luke Anderson FL Northside Christian 2025 SS 92 %
2 Brady Blanks FL Jupiter 2025 C 91 %
3 Santino Spidalieri FL Royal Palm Beach 2025 2B 83 %
4 Danny Machado FL Archbishop McCarthy 2025 SS 81 %
5 Andrew Farriss FL Cypress Creek 2025 SS 81 %

Sweet Spot percentage: This metric is determined by how often the player produces a batted ball during the session with a launch angle between 8 to 32 degrees.


BLAST MOTION

HAND SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Hand Speed (avg)
1 Nick Gates FL Niceville 2025 C 23.7 mph
2 Brady Smith FL JM Tate 2025 OF 23.2 mph
3 Rhys Klein FL Braden River 2025 LHP 23.1 mph
4 Camden Pope FL Braden River 2025 SS 22.0 mph
5 Emmanuel Lantigua FL St. John Paul II 2025 SS 21.9 mph
6 Joshua Jennings FL St. Thomas Aquinas 2025 C 21.9 mph
7 Nicolas Partridge FL MULBERRY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 21.9 mph
8 Brenin Striplin FL Flagler Palm Coast 2025 OF 21.8 mph
9 Wyatt West FL Dunnellon 2025 SS 21.7 mph
10 Ethan Cabrera FL ESB Academy 2025 OF 21.4 mph

Hand Speed: The observed speed as measured on the handle of the bat (measured six inches from the knob of the bat). Peak Hand Speed will occur prior to the moment of impact, very close to the commit time in the swing when the wrists unhinge.

BAT SPEED (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Bat Speed (avg)
1 Andrew Sheffield FL East Lake 2025 2B 73.2 mph
2 Nicolas Partridge FL MULBERRY SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL 2025 3B 71.3 mph
3 Brady Blanks FL Jupiter 2025 C 70.7 mph
4 Nick Gates FL Niceville 2025 C 70.7 mph
5 Emmanuel Lantigua FL St. John Paul II 2025 SS 69.7 mph
6 Taggert Cameron FL John Carroll Catholic 2025 SS 68.8 mph
7 Luke Garrison FL Foundation Academy 2025 OF 68.8 mph
8 Joshua Jennings FL St. Thomas Aquinas 2025 C 68.6 mph
9 Gabriel Rodrigo FL Stoneman Douglas 2025 OF 68.0 mph
10 Ryder Warriner FL Gaither 2025 C 68.0 mph

Bat Speed: The observed speed of the sweet spot of the bat at impact. The sweet spot of the bat is measured six inches from the tip of the bat.

ROTATIONAL ACCELERATION (AVG.)

Rank Name State School Class Pos Rot. Acc (avg)
1 Gabriel Rodrigo FL Stoneman Douglas 2025 OF 24.8 g
2 Camden Pope FL Braden River 2025 SS 18.0 g
3 Rhys Klein FL Braden River 2025 LHP 17.8 g
4 Nick Gates FL Niceville 2025 C 17.4 g
5 Nicholas Oliveira FL Fletcher 2025 RHP 17.1 g
6 Brenin Striplin FL Flagler Palm Coast 2025 OF 16.6 g
7 Brady Smith FL JM Tate 2025 OF 16.4 g
8 Cam Medina FL A3 Academy 2025 SS 16.1 g
9 Kolby Batten FL Fletcher 2025 3B 16.1 g
10 Drew Dunlop FL Tampa Catholic 2025 LHP 15.6 g

Rotational Acceleration: Rotation measures how quickly your bat accelerates into the swing plane. Rotation is a good indicator of how you build bat speed by sequencing properly vs. pulling the bat with your hands. The quicker your rotational acceleration, the more power you will have and the more time you have to make a decision at the plate.

CLICK HERE for a look at the complete statistics from the event.


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